Train Your Ears to Recognize Frequencies in Equalization
A child is able to perceive frequencies between 20 Hertz and 20 000 Hertz. As you grow older a natural hearing loss occurs. So when you are 50, you might just be able hear up to 15 or 16 kHz and by the time you turn 80, your upper limit normally drops down to 8 or 9 kHz. That is also the reason why some older people have trouble understanding the high pitched, squeaky voice of their grand-children. As most things in life hearing abilities and hearing loss are highly individual. They vary from one person to another.
How do you find out the sample rate again? I often forgot how to do it but actually there is an easy and quick way to find out the current sample rate and bit depth […]
The Most Useful Pro Tools Shortcuts
Every good audio engineer or producer knows his digital audio workstation. 99% of them learned some or more shortcuts to save time, money and nerves. In this article, I present the most useful Protools shortcuts in order to help you ( and me ) increase our workflow in Pro Tools to hopefully create some great music.
I divided the shortcuts into 4 groups: Basic, recording, editing and mixing. That doesn’t mean that these shortcuts are only applicable in one group but you would get one long list which you couldn’t oversee and probably never use correctly if you put them all together. Creating a Marker, for example, I put in the recording group. However, you could also use it while editing or mixing.
Calculating the delay time for beat synchronization is often a point of confusion. But it don’t have to be. In essence, it is just a simple mathematical formula that you can deduce easily if you […]
Recently I had to make a mono recording of an instrument for my study. The goal was to pick a good microphone and microphone position to make the best recording of the sound source and […]